Lara Solis

Lara Solis is passionate about alternative forms of education and a new approach to learning. She is involved in feminist and LGBTQ activism, as well as integrating arts into her educational community and other environments. Her goals for the year are to meet and create meaningful connections with as many people as possible, to learn from a different culture and give back to the family and country that will be hosting her. Her favorite quote is: "It is not he or she or them or it that you belong to" -Bob Dylan



“Entonces pienso en los míos… Por qué los habré dejado? Y, qué busco yo tan lejos de ellos?” “And so I think of my own… Why did I leave them? And, what am I looking for so far from them?” About two weeks after I returned to Costa Rica and to my family home, my…

13 April, 2020

Looking Back, Looking Forward

With two months left to go, I choose to pause.  Pause the experience, the immersion, the host family, the apprenticeship, I choose to pause it all and look back. I’m looking years backward, into the rearview mirror of my past, and look back on to the man of my dreams. The man who made me,…

12 February, 2020

A Day in a Life

"I was born in the day, right before lunchtime, and I arrived with a full appetite and it hasn't settled down at all" -Jenny Slate I wake up at 5 every morning. It is the only time that nothing moves and I like quiet. After breakfast, chai and biscuits, I walk down the hill that…

15 November, 2019

Warm Chai

As I reached my two-month mark of living in India, I also finished my 30th book. I have learned the following, in terms of literature and the reading of books: When you get rid of social media and have no access to wifi, it is monumentally easier to read the number of books you want…

03 November, 2019

Fragmented Thoughts On Nothing At All

I had a really good week and so today I’m having a really sad and confusing day, as if I had to pay rent for joy.  —*— A lot of what has brought me happiness recently is a constant movement of work, travel, and class followed by rest in which I can think, write, draw…

20 October, 2019

Una Cartita de Amor

     He tenido un poco de miedo de escribir en Español. Estando tan lejos de casa, me siento insegura en poner lapicero sobre papel, no sé que va a salir. Nunca me siento tan conectada con mi hogar como cuando escribo en Español. Y aunque titubee y avance a paso lento, me siento en…

04 October, 2019


"You took my sadness out of context" I want my writing to be better. I want it to move you, wrench you, change you. More honestly, I want it to move me, wrench me, change me.  Something interesting is happening to me. My body is doing things it has never done before. My lymph nodes…

22 September, 2019

An Email to my Parents, An Update

Dear Family, Being a teenager is exhausting. God the texting is idiotic. And so the lack of social media is quite refreshing. It feels like I’ve transcended the things I thought were essential, not in a huge way. But in a, “instagram is useless” way. My bed is too big, which is good but also…

15 September, 2019

A First Step Into Immigration

 IMG-20190824-WA0015.jpg I flew for the first time today That isn’t 100% true. I got on an airplane for the first time when I was 1 year old. Then again when I was 16, but that was only for 30 minutes so it doesn't count.  So today, at 18, I flew alone for the first time….

29 August, 2019

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